Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

The UK Supreme Court has found that the English courts are free to exercise jurisdiction over claims against parent companies for damage caused by their subsidiaries abroad. Accordingly, multinational corporations should now be encouraged to review their due diligence, risk control and global insurance programmes to ensure that they have adequate protection against this risk In this high-profile judgment on…

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series aims…

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Beth Bradley, Benjamin Bryant and Ioanna Tsekoura, of Clyde & Co, consider the challenges facing compliance and challenges to enforcement as the new Sulphur Cap looms With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and…

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Understanding the potential for new risks, and particularly those that may ultimately lead to disease claims, is increasingly important for those sectors manufacturing or using nanotech. With its increased use in a variety of products, questions about the health risks will continue to be raised. As early as 2008, pathogenic similarities between some carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and asbestos fibres were…

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series…

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

The remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) industry in South Africa is slowly gaining traction and is expected to take off swiftly into the horizon in the foreseeable future. In the South African market, the most common uses of RPAS are for personal or commercial use, the latter encompassing filmmaking, aerial surveys, search-and-rescue operations, agricultural observations such as crop counting, climate…

Embrace the challenge

Embrace the challenge

Embrace the challenge

Pravin Gordhan nailed it when he asked risk managers from across South Africa: “Where were you when it came to state capture [corruption]?” He wanted to know why risk managers had not been more vocal in complaining internally and then in speaking externally about what was happening. As the pundits have been quick to point out, it was not necessarily…

The conference merry-go-round

The conference merry-go-round

The conference merry-go-round

The conference season has been in full swing across Africa for the past couple of months. Here, Liz Booth takes a view on the emerging trends Jaw, jaw, jaw, talk, talk, talk. Too often conferences are seen as little more than talking shops where people come to party at their company’s expense. This accusation has been levelled at the many…

Egypt approves new data protection law

Egypt approves new data protection law

Egypt approves new data protection law

It has recently been reported that Egypt has become the latest jurisdiction in the Middle East and north Africa region to approve a data protection law. Here is what you should know about the proposed law and what this will mean for businesses in Egypt. News outlets reported that the Egyptian Cabinet approved a law in August 2018 to protect…

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

As technology has increased, there has been an inevitable proliferation in the number of electromagnetic and radiofrequency field sources that people are exposed to on a daily basis.  These include Wi-Fi, power lines, mobile phones and masts, IT equipment and other electronic devices. There are increasing numbers of people who report experiencing unpleasant symptoms due to exposure to these electromagnetic…

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